Re: mu TECH Netscape lock

From: Larry Platzek (
Date: Mon Jul 15 2002 - 15:59:06 CEST

The short answer is makesure netscape is not running, then rm lock when in
the .netscape directory.
Then try running netscape you should not see the error.
If you look now you will have a new lock file with your ip address , that
is fine ! when you exit netscape the lock will should be gone. That is as
it should be.

You may have killed netscape so it did not remove the lock file.

The other problem maybe is when the netscape files were created that the
lock was put on the floppy so it is recreated when you load netscape.

Please try and see if the first solution works for you.
Please let me if this works.

Have a good day

Larry Platzek

On Sun, 14 Jul 2002, Gordon Golden wrote:

> Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 22:51:13 -0700
> From: Gordon Golden <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Subject: mu TECH Netscape lock
> I am running muLinux on a P166, 32mb ram from the hd under dos. I have x11,
> wks, tcl, ns1 and ns2.
> All runs great and I can connect to internet no problems, except: when I try
> to run NS I get "Netscape has detected a /.netscape/lock file. This may
> indicate another user is running NS using your /.netscape files.
> It appears to be running host under process ID 17266."
> I searched the web for eliminating the lock file and found a reference to
> "kill (process id #) . When I tried "kill 17266" I got
> "17266:no such process
> kill:no such process"
> Did I use the command improperly? What is [-signal] before the process id in
> the kill command?
> What have I done and how do I get rid of the lock file to get NS running? I
> am an experienced HDOS, CPM, DOS, Windows user, but have just started
> playing with Linux on the P166. Am also running Red Hat v6 on the same
> machine in Linux partitions, but am still trying to get the ppp configured
> properly.
> Where can I get info on what to do?
> MuLinux is great! Keep up the good work.
> Gordon Golden
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